Oct 31, 2008

Issue #1018

Cover Story

'Heroes': Five ways to fix it

by Jeff Jensen | Oct 27, 2008
Oh great...now the cheerleader, the world, AND the show need to be saved. Too late? We have a plan! Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 31, 2008)

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Oct 24, 2008
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Zac Efron, Cheeta, and ''SNL'' Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Kate Ward | Oct 24, 2008
Mr. Blackwell's death and Madonna and Guy Ritchie's split made news the week of October 20, 2008 Read it

Book Article

Tomes for hard times

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 24, 2008
Books that will make you depressed Read it

Book Review

John Lennon: The Life

by Jeff Giles | Oct 22, 2008

Testimony

by Kate Ward | Oct 22, 2008

Gone Tomorrow

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 22, 2008

The Wettest County in the World

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 22, 2008

Year of the Dog

by Will Boisvert | Oct 22, 2008

Hurting Distance

by Tina Jordan | Oct 22, 2008

The Fire Kimono

by Jake Tracer | Oct 22, 2008

The Bodies Left Behind

by Will Boisvert | Oct 22, 2008

Snake Dreams

by Jake Tracer | Oct 22, 2008

Cover Story

'Heroes': Five ways to fix it

by Jeff Jensen | Oct 27, 2008
Oh great...now the cheerleader, the world, AND the show need to be saved. Too late? We have a plan! Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | Oct 24, 2008
The 10 hottest topics for the week of October 20, 2008 Read it

Inside the Mind Of...

Clint Eastwood: 12 key influences

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 27, 2008
The Oscar-winning ''Changeling'' director tells EW how past roles, passions, and friendships affect his work See photos

Movie Article

Inside the mind of Clint Eastwood

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 24, 2008
The star's influences, passions, and friendships from a life in movies Read it

Best Picture category loses contenders

by Dave Karger | Oct 24, 2008
''The Soloist'' and "The Road'' will be out of this year's Oscar race Read it

Elements of the 'Saw' franchise

by Clark Collis | Oct 24, 2008
The blood, guts, and creepy dolls that make up the flicks Read it

Bruce Campbell talks movies

by Karen Valby | Oct 31, 2008
The actor jokes with audiences about ''Evil Dead'' and bad movies while promoting his new horror flick Read it

Movie Review

Max Payne

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 2008

Changeling

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 2008

Fear(s) of the Dark

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 24, 2008

Let the Right One In

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 2008

Stranded

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 2008

Synecdoche, New York

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 2008

Pride and Glory

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 24, 2008

Movie on DVD Review

Six in Paris

by Adam Markovitz | Oct 22, 2008

The Incredible Hulk

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 22, 2008

Missing

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 22, 2008

Kiss of the Spider Woman

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 22, 2008

Death Defying Acts

by Adam Markovitz | Oct 22, 2008

Flight of the Red Balloon

by Tim Purtell | Oct 22, 2008

Music Article

The road to 'Democracy'

by Clark Collis | Oct 24, 2008
A timeline of Guns N' Roses' career Read it

Indie-rock's new name craze

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 24, 2008
Bands like Crystal Stilts and Crystal Castles share clear monikers Read it

Music Review

Funhouse

by Chris Willman

Intimacy

by Leah Greenblatt

Fearless

by Simon Vozick-Levinson

The Fame

by Mikael Wood

A Hundred Million Suns

by Leah Greenblatt

Evolver

by Simon Vozick-Levinson

4:13 Dream

by Andy Greenwald

Cardinology

by Simon Vozick-Levinson

Music Spotlight

Guns N' Roses confirm CD release

by Clark Collis | Oct 24, 2008
Axl Rose's bid to reclaim rock's crown begins Nov. 23; will a new audience have an appetite for consumption? Read it

News Article

Pop culture hits and misses

Oct 24, 2008
We rate pop culture for the week of October 20, 2008 including Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Taylor Swift, and more Read it

Plots for a recession-stricken TV lineup

by Jesse North | Oct 24, 2008
How ''Gossip Girl,'' ''Dirty Sexy Money,'' and others could handle the struggling economy Read it

Danity Kane: RIP

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 24, 2008
What's next for the girl group after Diddy dismissed two members Read it

Who should play Joe the Plumber

Oct 24, 2008
Michael Chiklis and Evan Handler would be perfect for the role Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

Oct 24, 2008
Jeff Probst, Lykke Li, and Anne Hathaway made news this week Read it

Great TV presidents

by Kate Ward | Oct 24, 2008
A look at how Martin Sheen, Geena Davis, and shows like ''24'' portray the Commander-in-Chief Read it

Stephen King on TV's role in the election

by Stephen King | Oct 24, 2008
Television has helped turn Obama vs. McCain into a rerun of Kennedy vs. Nixon Read it

Photo Gallery

10 ways to be a star on Halloween

by Adam Markovitz, Lindsay Soll | Oct 24, 2008
Make the perfect celebrity costume! How to be Tina Fey/Sarah Palin, a Jonas Bro, Indy, Lil Wayne, more See photos

'Heroes': What happens next?

by Jeff Jensen | Oct 27, 2008
SPOILER ALERT! Hints about what producers have cooked up for Sylar, Hiro, Claire, Elle, and the Petrellis See photos

Axl's road to 'Chinese Democracy'

by Clark Collis | Nov 21, 2008
With the new album (finally) dropping, we look at the highs and lows of GN'R's fascinatingly bumpy career See photos

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The week's best TV quotes

Oct 24, 2008
For daily video recaps of all the best Sound Bites, go to ew.com/soundbites Read it

TV Article

'Heroes' spoilers

by Jeff Jensen | Oct 24, 2008
A sneak peek at what's next for the heroes (and villains) Read it

A 'Roseanne' family reunion

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 24, 2008
The behind-the-scenes truth about Roseanne Barr's groundbreaking sitcom Read it

Horror on a time crunch

Oct 24, 2008
FEARnet.com's 66.6 second film festival Read it

Five shows that need fixing

Oct 24, 2008
''Lipstick Jungle,'' ''Chuck,'' and ''Dirty Sexy Money'' are some that need saving Read it

Roseanne's top five episodes

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 24, 2008
The star's favorite episodes from her eponymous series Read it

TV's latest catfights

by Tim Stack | Oct 24, 2008
Scenes from ''Desperate Housewives,'' ''Chuck,'' and ''Gossip Girl'' Read it

'Legend of the Seeker'

by Lynette Rice | Oct 24, 2008
Can an action drama from the creators of ''Hercules'' and ''Xena'' revive syndicated TV? Read it

Cheesy syndicated TV: A brief history

Oct 24, 2008
''Baywatch Nights,'' ''Sheena,'' and ''Thunder in Paradise'' are our favorites Read it

Betty White's world

by Nicholas Fonseca | Oct 24, 2008
The ''Golden Girls'' actress talks about her notable roles after Rose Nylund Read it

TV Q&A

Lorne Michaels talks Sarah Palin

by Jennifer Armstrong | Oct 24, 2008
EW exclusive: ''SNL'' boss on how he landed the VP candidate -- and what happened when Sarah met Tina Read it

TV Review

30 Rock

by Ken Tucker | Oct 22, 2008

The Unit

by Ken Tucker | Oct 22, 2008

TV on DVD Review

The L Word: Season 5

by Nicholas Fonseca | Oct 22, 2008

Sister, Sister: Season 1

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 22, 2008

The Ausiello Files

The Ausiello Files for October 31, 2008

by Michael Ausiello | Oct 24, 2008
EW's TV scooper spills on ''Lost,'' Dominic Monaghan's guest spot on ''Chuck,'' and more Read it

The Must List

The Must List: Week of October 26, 2008

Oct 24, 2008
Zac Efron, ''Friday Night Lights,'' Michael Imperioli's mustache, and 12 others on our countdown of pop-culture gems YOU -- and the EW staff -- are loving this week Read it

''Twilight'': Your Must-See trailer

Edward and Bella, Zac Efron, ''Friday Night Lights,'' and 12 others on the list of gems YOU -- and EW -- love this week See photos